This is some weird ish.
A bright purple squirrel trapped by a Pennsylvania couple has experts offering all sorts of theories — but no concrete answers.
Percy and Connie Emert from Jersey Shore, Pa., trapped the brightly colored creature while trying to keep the birds safe in their backyard feeder, reported Accuweather.com. They told the weather service they had no explanation for the rodent’s deep purple color.
“We have no idea whatsoever. It’s really purple. People think we dyed it, but honestly, we just found it and it was purple,” the Emerts told Accuweather.
Experts queried by Accuweather had several theories for the unusual look, but no hard answers. Indeed, Krish Pillai, a professor at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, told Accuweather he thought the coloring was dangerous for the animal.
“This is not good at all. That color looks very much like Tyrian purple. It is a natural organobromide compound seen in molluscs and rarely found in land animals. The squirrel (possibly) has too much bromide in its system,” he said.
Man, the environment is all forms of jacked these days. We got purple squirrels, dead birds and everything! Who knows what’s next these days. Just, um, recycle or something so this doesn’t happen anymore.
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